Opening Hours

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The National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, are open every day, all year round.

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Kilmacurragh is open daily from 9am to 4.30pm, with last entry to the gardens at 4:00pm. The Acton Café is open daily and offers a wide variety of dishes, including vegetarian and gluten free options, and uses the freshest local ingredients available.

The botanic gardens and walks are open every day throughout the year except 25 December (Christmas Day). There is no admission fee to walk and explore.

Please note that the usual rules apply: dogs must be kept on a leash; no ball games are allowed, sports, bicycles, tricycles, scooters, or other vehicles (except wheelchairs); no kites or drones.

Click here for Acton Café opening hours.

Guided tours Free guided tours at 12noon and 3pm daily from mid March to mid October. Tours can be booked by emailing  

    • Meeting point for tours is at the entrance gates to the gardens (near the Café).
    • Suitable outdoor clothing/footwear advised.  

Enquiries to: and (0404) 48844. 

Summer (mid-Feb—Oct)

Mon—Sun: 09:00—17:00
Last entry at 16:30

Winter (1st Nov—mid-Feb)

Mon—Sun: 9:00—16:30
Last entry at 16:00